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5 Inspiring Stories To Read

The word ‘Story’ has an inner connection with every one of us. It reminds us of our childhood, it inspires us at every stage of life. Stories, if narrated well and told well, can change lives.

It is human psychology that they learn better with metaphors and get inspiration from stories. And the other interesting fact is “We all have stories to tell, whether we whisper or yell.”

Stories are memory aids, instruction manuals, and moral compasses. So these can be helping enough in life.

In our today’s blog, “5 Inspiring Stories To Read” let us assist you with the wonderful stories, you can read. Start reading them today, these are awesome creations by great writers.

So, the first one on our list is,

Cathedral By Raymond Carver

The king of short stories is Raymond Carver. In the ’80s, he helped revitalize the genre and is remembered for razor-sharp minimalism. Oh, no fluff. “Cathedral” may be his most famous short, narrated by a man visited by an old blind friend of his wife’s. The narrator is jealous of their closeness. In a final scene that leaves the reader out of breath and in rapture, they finally bond over the sight of a cathedral.

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“You’ve got to work with your mistakes until they look intended. Understand?”

“In those olden days, when they built cathedrals, men wanted to be close to God”

The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

Without Poe, there is no short story round-up. Our favorite macabre short by the OG horror writer is about a man being buried alive by his mate, while many praises “The Tell-Tale Heart.” “The Amontillado Cask” will teach you never to insult or follow your friend down to a wine cellar. Released in 1846, this short story is not, like many of Poe’s other novels, a detective, but a confessional. The reader is also tasked with the reason behind the insane killing being found.

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“A million candles have burned themselves out. Still, I read on. (Montresor)”

“A thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.”

Passion by Alice Munro

Munro, a literary Nobel Prize recipient, will take you to places that you didn’t know existed and that feel familiar. A woman visits the home of the parents of her friend in “Passion,” unaware of the depth of her feelings, she wounds herself, and her intoxicated brother takes her to the hospital. A profound, unexplainable connection emerges, then a tragedy hits. The tense and overflowing story highlights the unruly essence of passion and appeal.

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“She does not know to this day if those words were spoken, or if he only caught her, wound his arms around her, held her so tightly, with such continual, changing pressures that it seemed more than two arms were needed, that she was surrounded by him, his body strong and light, demanding and renouncing all at once, as if he was telling her she was wrong to give up on him, everything was possible, but then again that she was not wrong, he meant to stamp himself on her and go.”

Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne

While we are on the subject of the most popular short stories ever written with the high rollers, “Young Goodman Brown” sits. Set in Puritan New England in the 17th century, Goodman Brown goes running errands at night in the woods and stumbles across a disturbing ritual where he finds himself and his wife undergoing an initiation. He wakes up, unsure whether the scene was a dream, and lives paranoid of people and the community for the rest of his life. It is a large allegory of seeing human nature’s evils and a piece that writers such as Stephen King and, well, everybody loves.

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“With Heaven above and Faith below, I will yet stand firm against the Devil!”

“It would break her dear little heart, and I’d rather break my own!”

Going to Meet the Man by James Baldwin

Vicious, brutal, and deeply important to read is this vital short tale. It begins with a white sheriff attempting to be close with his family in the South. When he cannot, he recalls being a little boy and going out to a group show with his parents, which turned out to be a horrific lynching, a scene that is probably the most heart-wrenching in the history of literature. The tale parallels historical racism and repression, gender, violence, and power themes.

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“After departure, only invisible things are left, perhaps the life of the world is held together by invisible chains of memory and loss and love. So many things, so many people, depart! And we can only repossess them in our minds.”

“And her mother still struggled in these white kitchens in town, humming sweet hymns, tiny, mild-eyed and bent, her father still labored on the oyster boats; after a lifetime of labor, should they drop dead tomorrow, there would not be a penny for their burial clothes.”

Finally, I would add, that stories have enormous strength to teach morals. To inspire and reshape societies, spread the stories mentioned above and try to spin one you have in your life, as the word is not made up of atoms but of stories.
So, do you have any? Let the world know about that.

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